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  • After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News

    01/23/2017 1:50:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/23/17 | Sean Davis
    If you thought the results of the 2016 election would cause members of the news media to do a bit of soul-searching about the tenor of their coverage, you were wrong. If you thought they might want to understand why their hysterical attempts to take down Donald Trump were all for naught, you were mistaken. And if you thought they were interested in understanding why media trust numbers just hit record lows, you were delusional.After spending weeks post-election complaining about the rise of so-called fake news and attributing Hillary Clinton’s loss to its proliferation, a large number of members of...
  • Can you grow veggies on a submarine? The Navy wants to find out.

    07/05/2016 11:34:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 54 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 05, 2016 | Ben Rosen
    When a Navy submarine first deploys to sea, it is stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. A week in, the lettuce in the salad bar turns translucent, the tomatoes become mushier, and thawed fruit is common. Eventually, canned sauces and beans and dehydrated potatoes replace all fresh produce. If research the US military has started is successful, a submarine crew’s diet won’t be bland much longer. The military has begun a $100,000 project to grow plants hydroponically – in a nutrient solution instead of soil – at the Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center near Boston. Although the...
  • Judges Standing Upside-Down

    09/03/2015 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | Linda Greenhouse
    Something funny is happening on the way to the courthouse — and I don’t mean county clerks refusing to issue licenses for same-sex marriages. For decades, judicial conservatism has been defined at least in part as strict observance of the elements that make a case justiciable in federal court: a live controversy and a plaintiff with a concrete problem — as opposed to a general grievance — that can be fixed by a favorable ruling. I first learned about the doctrine of standing back when progressive law professors wrung their hands over how flagrantly justices like William H. Rehnquist were...
  • Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years

    06/20/2015 1:31:56 PM PDT · by ETL · 66 replies ^ | June 17, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    New research has revealed why it took more than 30 million years for large Triassic dinosaurs to populate the tropics after they first appeared on Earth, ending a mystery that has kept researchers baffled for decades. Using new geological evidence culled from Ghost Ranch, N.M., researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. have found that an extremely unpredictable hot and arid climate due to elevated carbon dioxide levels (four to six times of what they are today) kept large herbivorous dinos at bay until after 200 million years ago.
  • Secretary of State John Kerry Explains the Greenhouse Effect

    09/24/2014 6:00:32 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 13 replies
    Global ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Myron Ebell
    SOS Kerry :“This is simple. Kids at the earliest age can understand this. Try and picture a very thin layer of gases – a quarter-inch, half an inch, somewhere in that vicinity – that’s how thick it is. It’s in our atmosphere. It’s way up there at the edge of the atmosphere. And for millions of years – literally millions of years – we know that layer has acted like a thermal blanket for the planet – trapping the sun’s heat and warming the surface of the Earth to the ideal, life-sustaining temperature. “But in modern times, as human beings...
  • Supreme Court Skeptical of EPA’s Greenhouse Limit Approach

    03/12/2014 12:06:28 PM PDT · by EBH · 1 replies
    Stateline ^ | 2/24/2014 | Jake Grovum
    Specifically, those challenging the EPA say it is reading too broadly its authority to regulate greenhouse gases, carrying over limits from vehicle transmissions and applying them to stationary sources such as power plants. They also say the EPA is picking and choosing which parts of the law to enforce by establishing a permitting scheme for greenhouse gas emitters, because its threshold for when those regulations take effect is above the law’s limits. The government argues a lower limit would potentially ensnare millions of buildings nationwide beyond the intent of the regulations, including public schools and some apartment buildings. It argues...
  • Solar Cells Linked to Greenhouse Gases Over 23,000 Times Worse than CO2 (Warmists very silent)

    02/20/2014 11:37:51 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 27 replies
    E-Release ^ | 6/4/2012 | Ozzie Zehne
    BERKELEY, Calif., June 4, 2012 – Solar cells do not offset greenhouse gases or curb fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), written by University of California – Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. Green Illusions explains how the solar industry has grown to become one of the leading emitters of hexafluoroethane (C2F6), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). These three potent greenhouse gases, used by solar cell fabricators, make carbon dioxide (CO2) seem harmless. Hexafluoroethane has a global warming potential that is 12,000 times higher...
  • 1.5 Hours of PURE Bitcoin analysis

    01/31/2014 10:39:07 AM PST · by Errant · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 January 2014 | Reggie Middleton; Kin Greenhouse; Others
    This is a very educational show put on by Kin Greenhouse of "It's Rainmaking Time". She is one of the very few who eschew the soundbite driven media economy and chooses the long format, deep dive approach. While it may be too long for ADD crowd, it digs deep into a not so simple subject to foster understanding and comprehension. This was a pretty good show with an interesting cast of guests:
  • Killing Giggles

    08/07/2013 12:45:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 7, 2013 | John Stossel
    Global average temperature has been flat for a decade. But frightening myths about global warming continue. We're told there are more hurricanes now. We're told that hurricanes are stronger. But the National Hurricane Center says it isn't so. Meteorologist Maria Molina told me it's not surprising that climatologists assumed hurricanes would get worse. "Hurricanes need warm ocean waters," but it turns out that "hurricanes are a lot more complicated than just warm ocean waters." Computer models have long predicted nasty effects from our production of greenhouse gasses. But the nasty effects have not appeared. As far as hurricanes, more hit...
  • 5 Tips to Prepare for a Cyprus-Type Event

    04/08/2013 1:31:19 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    1) Have your Standard Preparedness Supplies in Order. 2) Have Cash. 3) Have Precious Metals. 4) Buy a safe, then buy another one. 5) Off Shore Banking.
  • The Economist Now Admits 'Mismatch' Between Greenhouse Gases and 'Not-Rising Temperatures'

    04/01/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/31/2013 | Greg Richter
    The Economist has been fairly consistent in its stand that carbon dioxide emissions from man-made sources are the chief cause of global warming. But in an editorial this week, it sounds less certain. Global warming predictions haven’t panned out as predicted in the past decade, but the why is a bit fuzzy, the magazine admits. Greenhouse gas emissions have soared during the past 15 years, the magazine notes, with 100 billion tons of carbon having been added to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. Still, both air and ground temperatures during that time have remained virtually unchanged. In fact, the...
  • From lemons to lemonade: Reaction uses carbon dioxide to make carbon-based semiconductor

    05/21/2012 3:30:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies ^ | 5/21/12 | Marcia Goodrich
    ( -- A materials scientist at Michigan Technological University has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it also creates something useful. And, by the way, it releases energy. Making carbon-based products from CO2 is nothing new, but carbon dioxide molecules are so stable that those reactions usually take up a lot of energy. If that energy were to come from fossil fuels, over time the chemical reactions would ultimately result in more carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere—defeating the purpose of a process that could otherwise help mitigate climate change. Professor Yun Hang...
  • EPA: 2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 3.2 Percent (economic growth, electricity demands)

    04/19/2012 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/16/12 | Rachel Bogart
    EPA: 2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 3.2 PercentBy Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Mon, Apr 16, 2012 According to Reuters, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. increased 3.2 percent in 2010 over the previous year, most likely due to economic growth in the country and electricity demands during the stifling summer. Here are some facts about greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and steps being taken to reduce its emission levels. * Fossil fuel combustion contributes to a major portion of greenhouse gas emissions and in 2010 it contributed about...
  • Never Before

    03/29/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 21, 2012, 9:00 pm | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    The constitutional challenge to the law’s requirement for people to buy health insurance — specifically, the argument that the mandate exceeds Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause — is rhetorically powerful but analytically so weak that it dissolves on close inspection. There’s just no there there.
  • I have a Science Question (vanity)

    11/03/2011 4:03:50 AM PDT · by 30Moves · 38 replies
    self | 11/3/11 | 30Moves
    Do the hot coals left over from a wood stove put in a metal bucket and left in my greenhouse give off CO2 or Carbon Monoxide or both? I do this to keep the temp above freezing - the greenhouse is not completely air-tight - due to my inept construction it cannot be :) - so there is some fresh air getting in. Will doing this kill my plants? I have done research but still am unclear.
  • Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat

    08/19/2011 8:28:20 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 101 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 8/19/2011 | Ian Sample
    It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim. Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain. This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make...
  • President announces deal to boost fuel economy

    07/29/2011 11:07:29 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 7-29-11 | DINA CAPPIELLO and TOM KRISHER
    WASHINGTON—Ushering in the largest decrease in auto fuel consumption since the 1970s, President Barack Obama and automobile manufacturers Friday announced a deal that will save drivers money at the pump and dramatically cut heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes. The agreement pledges to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, bringing major under-the-hood changes for the nation's automobiles starting in model year 2017. Cars and trucks on the road today average 27 miles per gallon. "This agreement on fuel standards represents the single most important step we have taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on...
  • Chris Christie: Global Warming Real, Govt Efforts Flawed

    05/27/2011 8:55:35 AM PDT · by rightly_dividing · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Newsmax
    Chris Christie says global warming is real. It’s just the very man-made government programs to correct its effects that are bloated and flawed. The Republican New Jersey governor launched into an explanation Thursday for why he’s bowing out of a landmark regional cap-and-trade program for power plants, according to Politico, but he first strapped on his layman scientist’s cap to give a brief overview of what’s widely considered accepted climate science. His decision to leave the program, known as the RGGI, drew quick praise from conservative groups, including the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, that have long lobbied him to...
  • Supreme Court indicates it will dismiss 6-state global warming lawsuit

    04/20/2011 11:30:47 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 20, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
    The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it would throw out a global warming lawsuit brought by California and five other states that seek limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants in the South and Midwest. Encouraged by the solicitor general, the justices said regulating greenhouse gases should be left to the Environmental Protection Agency. The issue debated before the high court Tuesday was not whether greenhouse gases are causing global climate change, but who should regulate them. The decision involves politics, economics and science, the lawyers said. "It's a question of tradeoffs," said Peter Keisler, representing the power producers....
  • EPA’s War on American Industry

    03/30/2011 3:55:12 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard -- the blog ^ | March 29, 2011 | Mario Loyola
    This Wednesday, the Senate is likely to vote on a measure from Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases as pollutants. The vote will be among the most consequential of this decade...